Medicine on the Go – Introducing Himmelfarb Library’s Emerging Technologies Black Bag Collection

Check out digital blood pressure cuffs, otoscopes, an ECG…even a portable ultrasound machine!

Try out these new devices!  Hook them up to your iPad, iPhone, or Android and explore their features.

Each item can be checked out individually; ask for them at the Circulation Desk.  Items will be available to check out for one week.

Have any questions?  Contact Synneva Elthon at

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Downtime: RefWorks & Proquest platform journals


networkRefWorks and full-text journals available on the Proquest platform will be unavailable for an eight hour period this weekend in order to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain product reliability.  These resources will be unavailable to users from 10 p.m. on  Saturday, August 20th until 6 a.m. on Sunday, August 21st.


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PlumX Now Available on Health Information @ Himmelfarb!


PlumX is now available via Health Information @ Himmelfarb.  Health Information at Himmelfarb is the search tool that appears on the library’s homepage, and PlumX provides metrics so users can track different types of usage for individual articles.

PlumX provides information on an article’s usage, captures, social media activity, and citations. PlumX Metrics displays the information both textually and graphically. The PlumX icon is an asterisk; the size of colored dots on the different nodes varies depending on the level of activity in that area.
Search Health Information @ Himmelfarb to see PlumX in action!
Image courtesy of PlumX
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DNA and the Ethics of Genetic Modification


Check out this freely-accessible National Geographic article titled “How the DNA Revolution is Changing Us”.  This article explores the role of CRISPR in gene modification efforts, its potential, and the ethical challenges it raises.

Genetic modification has improved disease control and prevention, and has the potential to prevent conditions and diseases that result from one’s genetic makeup.  However, where we draw the line of application is the true question.

Interested in more resources for genetics?  Check out our Genetics Journal Club Research Guide.

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What You Need to Know About Your LGBT Patients

fenwayMedicine Grand Rounds this Thursday, August 11 will focus on What You Need to Know About Your LGBT Patients.  This presentation by Shane Snowdon, MA,  founding director of the Center for LGBT Health & Equity at the University of California San Francisco, will discuss what LGBT people experience in health care – and how providers can be as comfortable and knowledgeable as possible in working with this long-overlooked group of patients.
Learning objectives for this session are:
  • Attendees will gain a useful knowledge of the background factors that influence LGBT patients’ experiences in health care.
  • Attendees will learn the specific challenges typically faced by LGBT patients in general and by LGBT subgroups, including transgender people, elders and couples.
  • Attendees will learn personal and individual strategies for providing optimal care to LGBT patients.
Himmelfarb Library provides access to additional resources to support learning on this topic including:


What: What You Need to Know About Your LGBT Patients

When: August 11, 12 pm

Where: GW Hospital Basement

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wepa printing and google drive



Just a heads up: wepa is having compatibility issues with Google Drive as of late.  They are trying to work things out.  We will let you know when this is all resolved.

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MS1 Orientation Winners!

biggeorgeCongratulations to the prize winners from the MSI Library Orientation!

  • $10 Starbucks gift card: Lori Kim
  • USB Power Bank: Tianna Sheih
  • Essential Med Notes Handbook 2016 and STAT NOTES: Essential Med Notes: Danny Lee
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